The Central Coast is a truly romantic destination, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or a weekend getaway with the one you love. From picnics on the beach to wine or craft beertasting to hot tubbing under the stars, there are plenty of ways to sweep your sweetheart off their feet. Not sure which one to pick? Let us play Cupid for you! The perfect day with Splash Café and Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa includes all three activities and much more.
1) Grab some delish Splash Café food and swag to go.
A full belly is a happy belly, so your first stop will be at either of Splash Café’s Central Coast locations (San Luis Obispo or Pismo Beach) to pick up the following items for the perfect day together:
– Some super-tasty wraps and sandwiches
– A cozy Splash Café Beach Blanket
– Splash Café stickers for your favorite water bottle
– Special Valentine’s Day treats made with love at the Splash Café Bakery
2) Cruise along the Bob Jones Trail to Avila Beach for a leisurely picnic.
Once you’ve secured your flavorful feast, head to Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa to rent bikes for a mid-morning ride along the Bob Jones Trail. The resort has onsite access to the trail, which winds through the lush Avila Valley to picturesque Avila Beach. All rentals come with bike helmets, locks, and baskets, which are perfect for carrying your Splash Café food and swag. Pack your food and blanket for picnicking and wear your new Splash Café hats to shade you from the sun. Save your sweatshirts, sweet treats, mugs, and hot cocoa for later in the day. As you cruise along the paved trail, keep an eye out for red tail hawks soaring through the sky and ducks floating down the creek.
Once you get to the beach, spread your blanket out on the warm sand and dig in! You and your boo will love snuggling up together on a custom Splash Café beach blanket, eating your lunch and taking in the stunning views of Avila Beach’s two beautiful piers and surrounding hills. After you’re done eating, just sit back, relax, and listen to the waves roll on the shore, or you can pop into some local shops to get a souvenir or two.
3) Head back to Sycamore’s Secret Garden for local craft beverages.
Hop back on your bike and pedal back along the trail to Sycamore’s Secret Garden! This hidden gem is a wine and beer lover’s paradise with a vintage trailer serving up local craft brews and locally grown wines by the glass. Keep the chill, romantic vibes going as you sit under the trees listening to the music or challenge your better half to a friendly game of cornhole. Whichever you choose, this is a lovely place to spend a lazy afternoon!
4) Indulge in a sunset hillside hot tub soak with Splash Café treats, wine, and cheese.
After a fun-and-sun-filled day exploring all things Avila, head to the front desk to check in for a sunset soak in a hillside hot tub. These enchanting, private hot tubs are built into the natural topography and offer breathtaking views of the setting sun and evening stars. Before climbing the well-lit staircase to your tub, pick out a bottle of bubbly to enjoy while you soak. If you’d like to go all-out with their Wine and Cheese Plate for 2, make sure to order it at least 24 hours in advance and picked up at Gardens of Avila Restaurant. Your Splash Café treats will also pair nicely with whatever you order, and your sweatshirts will keep you warm after you get out of the tub. You can also sign up for an unbelievable couple’s massage (Sycamore has been voted best massage provider for the past 17 years!)
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5) Share the gift of Splash Café and Sycamore with the ones you love
After your sip and soak is over, stroll through Sycamore’s luxury gift shop. Here you’ll find all kinds of wine, art, handmade jewelry, clothing, spa products, and more—the perfect way to remember your romantic day.
When you get home, fix up two “Surfer Clam” mugs of steaming hot cocoa. (Pro tip: Dip your leftover treats in the cocoa—it’s a match made in Heaven). If you’re still craving Splash and want to share it with friends and family members, order food and swag separately through Goldbelly or go all out with the GIANT Bread Bowl + Clam Chowder Gift Pack Bundle. We’ll ship it right to your front door, nationwide!
Your perfect day with Splash Café will hold memories, laughter, and adventure that will forever be cherished by you and your sweetie. The best part of being in love is spending time together. If you ever need something fun to do, join the Splash Café family and plan another perfect day with us!
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